Aloe is a natural ingredient which has been popular for generations. Aloe can date as far back as the ancient Egyptians, who referred to it as the plant of immortality. (2014 MindBodyGreen, LLC). Due to its soothing and healing properties, aloe has been used as a medicinal plant, mainly for sunburns. However, many men have adopted aloe as an anti-inflammatory as well as an essential antioxidant for healthier, stronger skin. Aloe is a cactus plant that belong to the Liliaceae family, and secretes a thick, clear gel when broken off from the main plant.
While aloe is known mainly for treating sunburns, it has many other powers as well. Aloe hydrates the skin, for the water binds to the skin while helping restore pH levels to their natural state. Aloe is able to help moisturize the skin but not leave a greasy or oily after feel, making it the perfect ingredient for an aftershave treatment - its healing properties are perfect for soothing small cuts and scrapes gained from shaving.
Since aloe also contains the chemical Auxin it is known to be able to provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. The Giberellin in aloe triggers the cells in the skin to reproduce, thus causing new cells to continuously grow and replace the scarred tissue cells that were there before, possibly from acne or eczema. Aloe leaves also contain key nutrients for the skin such as vitamin C and E, known to help keep the skin nice and firm and hydrated, helping prevent the skin from aging.
Since aloe is clearly such a key ingredient for strong skin care, look for Aloe in our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30.